AS SEEN ON THE COVER OF PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY - NEW Hi-Lo Book Series "Lockwood Lions" from Author Stephanie Perry Moore and Saddleback Educational Publishing


Lockwood Lions Cheer Drama/Ballers Swag “Flip-Books” Offers Teen Readers One Story from Two Points of View

In response to a growing need for books that engage teen readers at every level, Saddleback Publishing presents a new series that breaks the mold in Young Adult literature, Lockwood Lions, from well-known Young Adult author Stephanie Perry Moore.

A unique “flip” book made for Young Adult readers, Moore writes each story from two points of view.  Cheer Drama - Always Upbeat, Keep Jumping, Yell Out, Settle Down, and Shake It tell the girls’ stories and perspective, while Baller Swag - All That, No Hating, Do You, Be Real and Got Pride tell the boys’ side of the story. Together they tell the story of high school couples through the eyes of the cheerleading squad and the varsity football team. Want a different point of view?  Just flip the book...because every story has two sides.

The Baller Swag stories are co-authored by Moore’s husband, former NFL player Derrick Moore. Currently the Chaplain for Georgia Tech, he lends his valuable insight into football, recruiting, the pressures of being a star athlete, and making good life choices.

Certain to score with teens, Lockwood Lions Series:

•   Is an Urban Lit series featuring teens of all colors including black, white and bi-racial

•   Doesn’t shy aware from tough issues including date rape, gangs, gay parenting, cancer and paternity

•   Embraces strong moral values and behaviors such as integrity, chastity, honesty, a strong work ethic, and faith

•   Enables teens to see solutions and answers to some of life’s toughest issues
The Lockwood Lions series is the latest addition to Saddleback’s market-leading line of hi-lo (high-interest, low-reading ability) curriculum solutions and quality fiction. The Saddleback Hi-Lo collections features books with mature content, but which are written at low enough levels that delayed readers can successfully finish the books.   If a reader has CONTENT they want to read about, at ACCESSIBLE enough levels, they will try to read and build their skills and confidence.

The complete Lockwood Lions series is available on, Ingram, Baker and Taylor and through most major booksellers.

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About the Author
Stephanie Perry Moore has written over sixty inspirational titles set in the southern United States including an adult novel that was an Essence Magazine bestseller. She has also produced devotional and family Bibles for people of color. Moore is a well-known motivational speaker and community activist. Her husband is former NFL football player, Derrick Moore, and co-author of the Baller Swag books.

About Saddleback Educational Publishing
Saddleback Educational Publishing, a second-generation family company and certified woman-owned business, kicks off its 30th anniversary with nineteen YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers Awards (2010-2011) for its high interest, low reading-level series, Urban Underground. In 2012, Saddleback announces the release of several additional hi-lo Young Adult series, starting with 16-year-old author Sara Michelle’s dystopian series called My New Normal. With their award-winning urban fiction, adapted low-level classics, graphic novels, audio books and SMART Board Lessons for the Classroom, Saddleback continues to lead the secondary education market with innovative ways to reach reluctant learners.